In Some Respects Clinical Trials Aren't Good..!!
Clinical trials have their place in life, but then again depending upon the situation and circumstances, they sometimes can do more harm than good.
Let's say you have a borderline medical problem and are now taking "X" medication to keep it under control. It has been suggested that a new "YZ" medication will help you to not only keep from it becoming full blown, but reduce the possibility of it becoming a bigger problem.
As part of the clinical trial test group, some of you are going to be taking the new "YZ" medication.. while the others will be getting a "placebo". Neither "blind test" group will know who is taking which medication/placebo.
The question then becomes.. Are YOU willing to take the chance of being placed in the "placebo" group..!!? After all.. if you continue to take your "X" medication you at least know you can keep things "under control", but if you end up taking the "placebo's" then things are going to get a whole bunch worse.
As I said at the beginning.. "Clinical trials have their place in life, but then again depending upon the situation and circumstances, they sometimes can do more harm than good."
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